Traders bought shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday. $111.26 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $96.72 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $14.54 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, The Walt Disney had the 24th highest net in-flow for the day. The Walt Disney traded down ($0.01) for the day and closed at $96.87

DIS has been the subject of several research reports. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a research note on Friday, June 17th. Morgan Stanley restated a “hold” rating on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Sunday, July 17th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their target price on The Walt Disney from $120.00 to $117.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating and set a $118.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Saturday, August 13th. Finally, Vetr cut The Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $101.25 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $109.84.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $97.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $98.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $155.68 billion and a PE ratio of 17.41.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The entertainment giant reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $14.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.16 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.45 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that The Walt Disney Co. will post $5.80 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 28th. Investors of record on Monday, July 11th were paid a dividend of $0.71 per share. This represents a yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 7th.

Several large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in DIS. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in The Walt Disney by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 87,774,484 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $9,223,343,000 after buying an additional 425,678 shares during the last quarter. Winton Capital Group Ltd increased its stake in The Walt Disney by 95.6% in the fourth quarter. Winton Capital Group Ltd now owns 600,201 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $63,069,000 after buying an additional 293,352 shares during the last quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC increased its stake in The Walt Disney by 15.0% in the fourth quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC now owns 1,921,844 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $201,947,000 after buying an additional 251,296 shares during the last quarter. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. increased its stake in The Walt Disney by 4,158.4% in the fourth quarter. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. now owns 253,248 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $26,611,000 after buying an additional 247,301 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in The Walt Disney by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,690,320 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $387,810,000 after buying an additional 172,233 shares during the last quarter.

The Walt Disney Company, incorporated on July 28, 1995, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

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